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Gender bias: 3 reasons why gender-neutral language matters

Gender bias: 3 reasons why gender-neutral language matters

Have you noticed the increase of attention on gender-neutral language? Recently, it seems more people are aware of the importance of non-sexist language or inclusive language. All terms that gender-neutral language covers. When using gender-neutral language, you avoid...

Why employer branding matters in recruitment

Why employer branding matters in recruitment

What does employer branding have to do with recruitment, you might wonder? Probably a lot more than you think. Research shows that 69% of jobseekers say they would reject a job offer from a company with a bad reputation. And 95% of jobseekers consider the reputation...

Age bias can cost you strong candidates and diverse teams

Age bias can cost you strong candidates and diverse teams

How diverse is your workforce? Have you reached your diversity and inclusion goals yet? Or has it proved to be quite challenging? Perhaps you’re struggling with hiring candidates of all ages. Then you’re definitely not the only one. Ageism is the most common form of...

Get yourself a chief diversity officer

Get yourself a chief diversity officer

Is diversity and inclusion (D&I) your company’s number one priority? And have you made HR mainly responsible for reaching your D&I goals? Then you probably noticed that they don’t have enough time or the right skills to deal with this. HR departments in...

Use data-driven recruitment to improve the quality of a hire

Use data-driven recruitment to improve the quality of a hire

How often have you hired the wrong person for a job? And how many employees left shortly after they started because the job wasn’t the right fit for them? The answer is probably more than one. That’s because hiring is mostly based on emotions and gut feeling....

SEO in job descriptions: it’s easier than you think

SEO in job descriptions: it’s easier than you think

Your job descriptions need to be viewed by as many potential candidates as possible. You want the very best candidates to apply. Including people of different backgrounds, genders and ages. That is the only way to become a more diverse company. But how do you bring...

Things to consider when writing at language level B1

Things to consider when writing at language level B1

How are the diversity and inclusion goals set by your company coming along? Are the results of your efforts what you expected them to be? Or are you a bit disappointed by the progress you’re making? Maybe you need to have a look at the hiring process. And an even...

All there is to know about diversity recruitment

All there is to know about diversity recruitment

You’ve probably realized that being diverse and inclusive is no longer just the right thing to do. Sure, diversity is a topic society expects companies to care about. But that’s not the only reason why you should set ambitious diversity and inclusion goals. Employees...

How to eliminate gender bias in your company

How to eliminate gender bias in your company

Does your company put great value on diversity and inclusion? Then ask yourself the following question: Are women in the company treated the same way as men? Do you hire as many women as you do men? And are they equally represented in your company? You might come to...

The dos and don’ts of employer branding

The dos and don’ts of employer branding

You might not realize it, but employer branding plays an important role in the recruitment process. It helps you attract and retain a diverse group of employees. And that the only way to reach your ambitious diversity and inclusion goals. Which often turns out to be...

Prevent age bias when hiring new people

Prevent age bias when hiring new people

The hiring process is not as fair as it might seem. Or as you might believe. Why is that? It’s because, unintentionally, human bias sneaks in. This happens well before the interview stage. It often starts with the job description. One group that is often excluded here...

The dos and don’ts for SEO in job descriptions

The dos and don’ts for SEO in job descriptions

Have you just posted a job online? And do you want to attract a diverse group of candidates? Find the best possible candidate? Then your job needs to be easy to find online. You’ll need search engine optimization (SEO) to achieve this. Because using SEO in job...

4 tips to avoid gender bias in job descriptions

4 tips to avoid gender bias in job descriptions

Do you generally receive more applications from men than women? Then your job descriptions probably appeal to men more. Chances are, they contain words and sentences that are gender-charged. The use of more masculine words in job descriptions is very common. These are...

Textmetrics wins MKB 2021 Award

Textmetrics wins MKB 2021 Award

Dutch version below Textmetrics wins MKB 2021 Award Words should not only be spelled correctly, but should match the character of a reader. The formatting of a text must be understandable for everyone, even search engines. Google, Indeed, and Google for Jobs rate your...

3 tips to improve your diversity recruitment strategy

3 tips to improve your diversity recruitment strategy

Are you struggling to reach your diversity and inclusion goals? Then you might need to improve your diversity recruitment strategy. Diversity recruitment is all about hiring a diverse range of people. And it’s not as easy as it might sound. Because how do you reach...

The impact of age bias on the workforce

The impact of age bias on the workforce

Age bias is real, and it’s a big problem. Not just for older people who are trying to find a new job. Or those who are working with younger colleagues. Young people at the opposite end of the age spectrum suffer as well. For companies, this is troublesome. Especially...

Everything you need to know about employer branding

Everything you need to know about employer branding

You want to be a company everyone wants to work at, right? That way, you’ll always attract the most talented employees. People of different backgrounds, genders and ages. Because diversity in the workforce is important. It’s good for profit and innovation. And it...

Why data-driven recruitment is a must

Why data-driven recruitment is a must

Have you heard about data-driven recruitment yet? And what it can do for your organization? It can help you reach your diversity and inclusion goals, for example. And save you time and money. What about a smoother and easier recruitment process? Data-driven...

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